If it’s meant to be it will be
My journey with The Value Engineers began as serendipitously as it has continued. Having paused my degree for a year in 2019, I worked for a Tech Start-up in East London, went travelling & worked as a children’s entertainer (Yes, haven’t we all?) I returned to the dreaming spires of Oxford with a sense of a joie de vivre and a new motivation for my future career…but I realised I hadn’t spent enough of my year out thinking about what I would actually do. Off I trotted to the Oxford Careers Service in February 2020 to have my CV reviewed, amongst other good advice, I was recommended to apply to The Value Engineer’s summer internship.
Lucky me, I got the internship! It felt right as I enjoyed the application process and felt comfortable during my interview. But as we all know, 2020 had a few curve balls still to throw… Skip forward a few months (the first 12 months of the pandemic, to be precise) my internship finally began!
The Summer Internship was everything I had hoped it to be. Falling at a time when the company was particularly busy, we were very quickly getting stuck into project work. TVE’s client list was one of the reasons I was so drawn to the company in the first place, so to get to work on projects with household names like TikTok felt incredibly exciting.
Having the chance to meet the team at the annual Summer Conference cemented my belief that this was for me, I was thrilled to be offered the chance to stay on in a permanent position as a marketing analyst and see projects that I had helped begin through to fruition.
Since then, I have moderated online research communities, learnt an inordinate amount about window film solutions and tin cans, and even have taken a trip to Watford. I tell my friends I am now an international businesswoman, and even though the international part is yet to become true, I really do feel like I’m living my dream.
What once felt like an abstract dream to work on exciting and well-known brands, helping them learn, grow, and manoeuvre through the world we live in has become my permanent reality and I learn so much doing it every day.